Welcome! Communication *If you need a private conference, our conference time is 1:10-1:55 p.m. every day or after school *Please call the office (817.251.5770) or send a note / e-mail to schedule your appointment.
Dress-Code • Uniforms are not required. • Tennis shoes for P.E. You might consider leaving a pair in your child’s backpack or classroom since P.E. will fall on different days of the week this year. • Please no halter tops, short-shorts and inappropriate logos (Refer to GCISD handbook.)
Volunteers • Each class needs a parent representative. • If you would like to help your teacher, please let your classroom teacher know. • Please consider joining PTA ($8)
Discipline • We expect respectful and responsible behavior from all of our students. • We will use the color system: BLUE (Awesome Show!), GREEN ( Ready to Rock!),YELLOW (A little off-pitch), RED (Speak with the management). • Conduct Grades / Categories • Letters/ notes or calls home to parents if necessary. • Office referral will be made if necessary.
Homework • Second grade students need to read a minimum of 20 minutes each night. (Please sign the reading log each night.) • Refer to 2nd grade newsletter for websites and suggested home activiites / enrichment.
Daily Schedule • 7:45-8:00 KTIM / Announcements • 8:00-10:00 Language Arts (Part #1) • 10:00-10:45 Social Studies • 10:45-11:15 Recess • 11:15-11:45 Lunch • 11:45-12:45 Math • 12:45-1:10 Learning Centers • 1:10-1:55 Specials (M.A.P.S) (Music, Art or Spanish, PE & Science) • 1:55-2:40 Science • 2:40-2:45 Prepare to go home • 2:45 Dismissal
Students need to write name and date on all papers. Make sure desks are clean. Make sure to take home binder everyday and return the binder everyday! Sign behavior calendar everyday. Turn paperwork and homework in on time. Take care of your supplies and books. Please check the binder for newsletters and information daily. Thank you! Organization
Attendance • It is very important to attend school each day. Spirit sticks will be given for classes with the highest attendance. • If your child is ill, please send a note with an excuse to the office. • If you are not at school by 10:00 a.m., you will be counted absent. • Contact your teacher about missing assignments.
Tests • Weekly tests in different subjects will be announced in the newsletter. • State and National tests will be announced via the newsletter. • Reading Inventory Tests (Fall & Spring) • PAT testing – You will receive notice concerning these dates and times.
School Hours • The first bell rings at 7:35 a.m. • The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. • After this time, your child will not be admitted to class without a tardy note from the office. • After 3 tardy notes, your child will receive a note. • Mrs. Salazar-Counselor • Grades K-5 dismissal = 2:45 p.m.
Expectations • Please check and sign binders each day! • Please be a motivator for you child to succeed in school! • Please ask questions! • Please let us know how we can be more effective! • Please remember that your child needs to assume responsibility, with your support. • Please make sure homework is completed and neat. • Please communicate any concerns or ideas with your teacher.
School Cafeteria • Breakfast is served every day in the classroom! • There is a calendar for the entire year posted in the classroom and available for your family. (Also available on-line) • Breakfast= $1.00 regular / Reduced $.30 *Adults $1.25 • Lunch= $2.00 regular / Reduced $.40 *Adults $2.75 • Pay for meals on-line – mynutrikids.com
Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) • Classroom Birthday CelebrationsTDA recognizes that celebrating student birthdays with a classroom party is a time-honored tradition that provides the opportunity for parental involvement in the education of their children, which is beneficial for students, parents and teachers. Foods otherwise restricted by the policy are permitted in classroom student birthday parties. It is recommended such parties be scheduled after the end of lunch period for the class so that these celebrations will not replace a nutritious lunch. Federal regulations do not permit foods of minimal nutritional value to be served in the food service area during meal periods. • Classroom birthday celebrations may not be served in the cafeteria where meals from the Nutrition Services Department are being served and consumed. Birthday celebrations must take place in the classroom or in the cafeteria after all meals have been served. See your principal for campus guidelines.
THANK YOU! For more information: • http://www.gcisd-k12.org/index.html • http://www.gcisd-k12.org/schools/tes/index.html • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Principal: Mrs. Jodi Cox • Assistant Principal: Mrs. Cheryl Harrison • Nurse: Mrs. Miriam Bridges • Counselor: Mrs. Lisa Salazar • Secretaries: Mrs. Yolanda Borroel Mrs. Becky Dennis Mrs. Maria Reyes